Where do I find food and coffee on campus?
The Appalachian Express Account is an optional account that may be set up for on-campus expenses. This account allows for funds to be deposited and then "charged" to your AppCard, including purchases at the bookstore, all the food services locations, and even campus vending machines. You can create an account with a minimum of $20 at the AppCard office in Trivette Hall. Easier than carrying cash!
There are a number of places on campus to eat and all of them take cash or AppCards (if you have an express account). The most visible is the dining hall, with lots of choices. Other places you may not know about: Student Union (McAlister's Deli on the second floor, Cascades Cafe on the first floor); Trivette Hall (Italian food, McAlister's Deli limited menu).
There are a number of places to get coffee on campus, and all have study space and WiFi. There are two coffee shops in the student union, with the Whitewater Cafe on the second floor being generally quieter and less busy. Other coffee shops: Bookstore; Library; Roess Dining Hall; Trivette Hall.
What kind of recreation can I find on campus?
Outdoor Programs offers a wide range of interesting, low-cost outdoor trips, and outings. Some of the trips offered include: rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, day hikes, and backpacking. Typically, programs run on Saturdays and groups are held to a small number. This is a great opportunity to get to know the local area!
There is a variety of sports offered each term (even in summer), at three levels of skill (intro, intermediate, advanced) - from table tennis to touch football.
There are three fitness centers on campus with a variety of equipment: the Student Recreation Center, the Quinn Center, and the Mt Mitchell facility. In addition, you can participate in an exercise class or for a small fee you can get a personal trainer/fitness consultant.
Varsity Sports: Appalachian is now a member of the Sun Belt Conference, and participates in a number of sports (you may have heard of our football team's "David versus Goliath" win over the University of Michigan a couple of years ago). Students are eligible to attend most athletic home game events at no charge. Go Apps!
Appalachian & the Community Together (ACT) has numerous community service opportunities concerning many social issues, which are in great need of both individual and group volunteers. This is also a great way to get to know the local community and service businesses in the local area. So take advantage of the opportunity to get involved!
Speakers and the Arts
There are many events planned on campus through a number of offices, most of which are free or have greatly reduced prices for students. Performances range from popular to Appalachian to classical music, dance, and theatre. In addition to the University Forum speakers, many programs and departments have colloquium series open to anyone.
Where can I find help?
Help with writing assignments, small or large, can be found in the writing center in the library. The staff - grad students and professionals in rhetoric and composition - work with writers in any stage of the writing process.
Library Research and Additional Research Support
The Belk Library offers a variety of student services, including research support for graduate students embarking on their capstone research, thesis, or dissertation. Graduate students will also want to be familiar with The Office of Research Protections, which provides assistance with the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) as well as the Institutional Review Board (IRB) rules and guidelines.
IT / Computer Support
Information Technology Services is the central support structure for assisting students with computer technology. The Technology Support Center, which handles both software and hardware issues for student personal computers, is located on the bottom floor of Anne Belk Hall. Support may also be contacted in a number of other ways.
Services available within the Counseling Center include individual counseling, group therapy, and couples and family counseling. Enrolled students can meet with a counselor to determine the most appropriate course of treatment at no charge.
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) assists eligible students and employees who have documented disabilities by determining and coordinating reasonable academic and/or workplace accommodations. If you want to pursue accommodations for your classes, you must work through this office.
Student Legal Clinic
The Legal Clinic (second floor of the Student Union in the Office of Student Conduct office) provides free, confidential legal advice regarding landlord-tenant issues, disputes over debts, family law, traffic tickets, and a range of other legal problems.
Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance
Appalachian is committed to maintaining a working, learning, and living environment in which administrators, faculty, staff, and students function free of harassment and discrimination. Concerns about harassment or other behavior brought by any member of the university community are addressed by an equity officer and brought to resolution if indicated. The Equity, Diversity, and Compliance office on the bottom floor of the IG Greer building.
Office of Student Conduct
Appalachian is committed that all students adhere to the academic integrity code and the code of student conduct. When you applied to Appalachian you agreed to follow the codes when you submitted your application for admission.